Former heavyweight boxing champ Mike Tyson is under fire for "deplorable" and "stomach-churning" graphic sexual descriptions in a local radio interview about Sarah Palin’s alleged fling with Glen Rice.
The website, Mediaite.com, also leveled criticism at "Gridlock" hosts Mitch Moss and Paul Howard, of ESPN affiliate KWWN-AM, 1100/ 98.9 FM, for finding humor in Tyson’s shocking take.
"The fact that someone convicted of sex crimes even talked about it in such disturbingly gross ways"… and "so violently like this over mass media" raises serious questions, wrote Mediaite columnist Frances Martel.
Moss, who also serves as "Gridlock’s" program director, and Howard "cackled and guffawed in harmony at Tyson’s deplorable comment," according to Martel.
REALITY TV SHOW
A reality TV show featuring Michael Jackson’s Las Vegas real estate broker is in the works. A film crew has been shooting luxury home sites recently with Zar Zanganeh and his Luxe Estates Collection associates Janice Krygier and Lee Medwick.
Zanganeh was Jackson’s broker for three years, starting in 2006, when the pop icon moved to Las Vegas after 18 months in self-exile overseas following his acquittal on child molestation charges in California.
Jackson flew from Ireland to Las Vegas at Christmas 2006 and settled into a mansion Zanganeh arranged for him, sight unseen, at 2785 S. Monte Cristo Way. The singer spent six months there before moving to the East Coast.
When Jackson returned to Las Vegas in late 2007, Zanganeh showed him more than a dozen homes before Jackson leased a Spanish-style villa at 2710 W. Palomino Lane.
At Saturday night’s Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Victor Ortiz fight at the MGM Grand Garden: actors Denzel Washington and Jamie Foxx, rapper 50 Cent, and NBA veteran Bill Garnett. … NBA legend Magic Johnson, in town for the fight, dined with friends at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse on Friday. … Tyson, drawing more than 1,000 to his meet-and-greet at Chateau (Paris Resort) on Friday. … At Brad Garrett’s "Maximum Hope Foundation" benefit poker tournament at the Tropicana: Ray Romano, Jason Alexander and Jose Canseco. … Miss Universe 2010 Ximena Navarrete of Mexico, celebrating Mexican Independence Day while hosting at Pure (Caesars Palace) Friday with a group that included her family and Miss Nevada Sarah Chapman. … Former "Girls Next Door" star Bridget Marquardt, celebrating her 38th birthday while hosting Friday night at Gallery (Planet Hollywood). She was joined by boyfriend Nicholas Carpenter and "Falling Skies" star Colin Cunningham. Also at the club: pro skateboarders Ryan Sheckler and Paul Rodriguez with friends. Reality star Heidi Montag, celebrating her 25th birthday Friday night as host at Vanity (Hard Rock) with husband Spencer Pratt. Earlier they dined at 35 Steaks + Martinis, the Hard Rock’s new steakhouse. Aussie star chef Curtis Stone, host of "Top Chef Masters," popped up again last weekend, adding weight to our reports that the fourth season of "Top Chef Masters" is being filmed here. He was seen dining Sunday at newly opened Central Michel Richard, the 24-7 eatery at Caesars Palace. In Sapphire VIP skyboxes on Thursday: former boxing champ Vinny Pazienza, who legally changed his name to Vinny Paz, and 2000 Olympics sprint gold medalist Maurice Greene.
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